Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Sigl

Contact Details

Visitenkarte in TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Sigl’s (b. 1962) research covers hardware security, i.e. the design of secure circuits and embedded systems as well as the research on new hardware attacks.

Georg Sigl finished his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Technical University of Munich in 1992. Afterwards he held several positions in research and development at Siemens and Infineon. From 2000 until 2010 he was responsible for the development of new secure microcontroller platforms in the Chip Card and Security division. Under his responsibility, two award-winning platforms have been designed. In June 2010, he founded the new chair for Security in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Technical University of Munich. In parallel, he is driving embedded security research as director at the Fraunhofer Research Institute for Applied and Integrated Security in Munich (AISEC). 


  • Best Paper Award on the IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) with the article "B-TREPID: Batteryless Tamper-Resistant Envelope with a PUF and Integrity Detection" (2018)
  • Sesames Award for the smart card controller SLE78 and its innovative security concept (2008)
  • Sesames Award for the world's first 32 bit smart card controller SLE88 (2001)
  • Rohde & Schwarz Award of the TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for the dissertation (1993)
  • VDE Südbayern Prize for outstanding diploma thesis (1988)

Weiner M, Manich S, Rodríguez-Montañés R, Sigl G: "The Low Area Probing Detector as a Countermeasure against Invasive Attacks." IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems. 2018; 26 (2): 392-403.


Hiller M, Yu M-D, Sigl G: "Cherry-Picking Reliable PUF Bits with Differential Sequence Coding". IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. 2016; 11 (9): 2065-2076.


Heyszl J, Mangard S, Heinz B, Stumpf F, Sigl G: "Localized Electromagnetic Analysis of Cryptographic Implementations." Dunkelman O. (eds) Topics in Cryptology – CT-RSA 2012. CT-RSA 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 2012; 7178: 231-244. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.


Kleinhans JM, Sigl G, Johannes FM, Antreich KJ: "Gordian: VLSI Placement by Quadratic Programming and Slicing Optimization”. The Best of ICCAD. 20 Years of Excellence in Computer-Aided Design. Editor: Kuehlmann A. 2003; 499-507.


Sigl G, Doll K, Johannes FM: "Analytical Placement: A Linear or a Quadratic Objective Function?". IEEE 28th Design Automation Conference. San Francisco, California, USA — June 17 - 22, 1991.